Sharma was dismissed for a marathon 177 and Ashwin contributed 124 as India's first innings ended at the stroke of lunch on the third day at the Eden Gardens. The duo added a record 280-run partnership for India for the seventh wicket.

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For the visitors, Shane Shillingford was the most successful bowler, returning figures of six for 167 in 55 overs.
     
Resuming at overnight 354/6, India scored 99 runs for the loss of four wickets in the first session. Sharma added 50 runs to his overnight unbeaten knock of 127 while Ashwin, who started the day on 92, managed 32 runs before he was bowled by Shillingford.
     
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Sharma, after spending a little over six hours in the middle, was trapped in front of the wicket by Veerasammy Permaul. The 26-year-old Mumbaikar smashed 23 fours and a six, while Ashwin found the fence 11 times.
     
The West Indies triggered a collapse after Sharma's dismissal as India lost their remaining four wickets for 17 runs.
     
Sharma also became the second Indian after Shikhar Dhawan to score a 150 on debut.

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Sharma padded a straighter one on the offstump from leftarm spinner Permaul to be adjudged lbw by umpire Richard Kettleborough.
     
It was a huge relief for the Indies who had been struggling to break the partnership that began midway into the second session on Thursday.
     
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Ashwin, too, did not last long and his career best innings came to an end after being bowled around the legs by Shillingford, who grabbed his fifth five-wicket haul in Tests.
     
Ashwin got to his second century with an elegant cover drive to Tino Best in the fourth over of the day, while debutant Sharma continued his dream run as he joined Dhawan in the 150-run club on debut.
     
The duo surpassed the Indian highest seventh wicket partnership of 259 runs between V V S Laxman (143 not out) and M S Dhoni's (132 not out) vs South Africa in February 2010 at the same venue.
     
The Sharma-Ashwin partnership was the third highest in the all-time record for this wicket.    

Teams (from)
     
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt),  Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Pragyan Ojha.
     
West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dinesh Ramdin, Shane Shillingford, Veerasammy Permaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Tino Best.

(JPN/Agencies)

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